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Your Weapons Are Garbage In The Weaponographist

By Alice O'Connor on April 2nd, 2015.

One of my favourite parts of Kane & Lynch 2, I’ll yell over your boos and jeers, is how you start with rubbish guns and must forever scramble to find new weapons as they chew through ammo. It felt desperate and suddenly switching from a punchy revolver to a spraying machine pistol brought a fun challenge. This is going somewhere: The Weaponographist [official site] is a game all about that constant switching, a new trailer shows.

It’s a top-down arena brawling roguelikelike with a knight who’s cursed to have weapons crumble in seconds, so he’ll forever switch from swords to bows to pogo sticks to wizard sticks. Come see.

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Mashed: Concursion Demo Released

By Alice O'Connor on April 18th, 2014.

Shmup glitches into ninja platformer

Making a good video game is difficult, we can deduce from the existence of innumerable not-good video games. Making five good video games is a rare feat for any developer. Concursion boldly tries to smoosh five together into one single game. It does not really work for any of them. It’s an interesting idea though, so you may want to give the demo out now a go to see what it was trying.

See, Concursion has a platformer, a shoot ‘em up, a jetpack game, a stabby ninja platformer, and a Pac-Man-y maze game, sometimes all on the same screen. Levels have little rifts which pull you into pockets of another genre, so your ninja might hop up and enter a shmup, briefly becoming a spaceship blasting away, before dropping down into a maze to eat dots. But none of these individual subgames are fun.

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A Game Sandwich: Concursion

By Adam Smith on January 15th, 2014.

“Imagine a piñata filled with all your favorite games”, Concursion’s website suggests. Eager to comply, I closed my eyes and leaned back in my chair. A vision intruded like a mote into my mind’s eye – I saw Garrett hanging upside down from a tree as a masked figure beat him with a blackjack. Having disastrously misunderstood the concept of ‘piñata’, I turned my attention to a different image – a sandwich with my favourite games as the filling, the garnish and the bread. Great. Now I’m eating Garrett pastrami. Concursion aims to be just such a treat, combining genres into a single flowing experience. The video below shows top-down mazes, platforming, JRPG combat and side-scrolling shooting. That doesn’t cover any of my favourite games!

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